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SpamAssassin Alternatives

SpamAssassin is described as 'Use this program to "Unspam" your mailbox(es). The program can be integrated with the mail server to automatically filter all mail for a site. It can also be run by individual users on their own mailbox and integrates with several mail programs' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to SpamAssassin for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions and SaaS. The best alternative is Rspamd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SpamAssassin are Proxmox Mail Gateway, MailScanner, BoxTrapper (cPanel Tool) and SpamSieve.

SpamAssassin alternatives are mainly Anti-Virus Apps but may also be Anti-Malware Apps or Disaster Recovery Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SpamAssassin.
This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. Rspamd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Rspamd is an advanced spam filtering system that allows evaluation of messages by a number of rules including regular expressions, statistical analysis and custom services such as URL black lists.

    Almost everyone thinks Rspamd is a great alternative to SpamAssassin.
  2. Proxmox Mail Gateway

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Proxmox Mail Gateway is the leading open-source email security solution helping you to protect your mail server against all email threats the moment they emerge.



  3. MailScanner

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    MailScanner is a open source email security system design for Linux-based email gateways. It is used at over 30,000 sites around the world, protecting top government departments, commercial corporations and educational institutions.

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  4. BoxTrapper (cPanel Tool)

    • Online

    BoxTrapper is a tool that filters spam from your inbox through a process called challenge-response verification. When an account that has BoxTrapper enabled receives an email, it automatically sends a customizable verification email in response.

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  5. SpamSieve

    • Mac

    SpamSieve is an extremely accurate and easy to use Bayesian spam filter for Mac e-mail programs. Macworld's "Software of the Year".

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  6. Scrollout F1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Scrollout F1 is a free self-hosted email gateway designed for Linux & Windows administrators without advanced email security experience.

    Discontinued

    Last update released in 2018, unsupported on newer versions of Debian.

  7. Mailwasher

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Over 8 million people use MailWasher as their spam filter.

    Mailwasher vs SpamAssassin opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Mailwasher is still a legitimate alternative to SpamAssassin, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    SpamAssassin is server-based, while Mailwasher runs on email clients.

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    It actually allows the user to scan email on the server, prior to dowliading it with client software.

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  8. bogofilter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Bogofilter is a mail filter that classifies mail as spam or ham (non-spam) by a statistical analysis of the message's header and content (body). The program is able to learn from the user's classifications and corrections.

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  9. Symantec Messaging Gateway

    • Windows

    Anti-spam gateway blocks more than 99% of spam with less than one in 1 million false positives and real-time automatic updates.

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  10. BullGuard Spamfilter

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Thunderbird

    Most people find spam e-mails the biggest nuisance on the Internet. Today, spam e-mails account for over 80% of all e-mail traffic and their volumes increase daily. Strike back with BullGuard Spamfilter.

    Discontinued

    BullGuard Spamfilter was discontinued on 12 July 2013. The product is no longer available on the official website.

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